Fire departments will host training conference

The Summerland and Penticton Fire Departments are hosting the British Columbia Fire Training Officers Conference from May 22 thru May 26.

If Summerland residents notice a lot of additional fire vehicles accompanied by smoke and noise at the local fire hall this week, don’t be alarmed.

The Summerland and Penticton Fire Departments are hosting the British Columbia Fire Training Officers Conference from May 22 thru May 26.

Firefighters skills training will include strategy and tactics, forceable entry, rapid intervention, survival training and forestry wild fire training.

Exercises will be held at the firehall as well as at the arena and rodeo grounds.

Over 200 registrants from around the province are in attendance with Instructors here from British Columbia, Alberta and from as far away as Texas and California.